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R. C. Sloan Jr., P. G. Thompson, W. B. Burdine Jr., J. L. Main, and P. D. Gerard

`Beauregard' storage roots which were discarded from the Mississippi sweetpotato foundation seed program because of the presence of flesh mutations were bedded in Spring 1991. After the plants were pulled from the roots, the roots were further examined, and the flesh mutations were characterized by size and frequency. The progency from the original roots were examined for flesh mutations for three generations in 1991, 1992, and 1993. The degree of mutation in the original root did not influence the degree of mutation in succeeding generations of storage roots. In 1992 and 1993, the degree of mutation in the third and fourth generation roots did not differ from that of storage roots grown from plants from the foundation seed plant beds.

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Brian Lawrence and Juan Carlos Melgar

shelf life ( Clark and Finn, 2008 ). For instance, many growers harvest early in the morning to minimize field heat and reduce the time before fruit is placed in cold storage. Some of the most common and potentially devaluing defects in blackberry fruit

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Jun Song, Lihua Fan, Charles F. Forney, and Michael A. Jordan

92 POSTER SESSION 10 (Abstr. 105–119) Postharvest Physiology/Storage/Food Science Tuesday, 25 July, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

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Chad T. Miller and Mark P. Bridgen

185 μmol·m −2 ·s −1 ) or dark (24 h) conditions at 68 °F until planting. Rhizome storage and culturing were conducted in growth chambers (Percival, Perry, IA or Environmental Growth Chambers, Chagrin Falls, OH). The environmental parameters remained

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Eleni Tsantili, Miltiadis V. Christopoulos, Constantinos A. Pontikis, Pantousis Kaltsikes, Chariklia Kallianou, and Michalis Komaitis

decreases in firmness could be magnified after processing. Among the methods developed to maintain firmness during ripening and storage of fresh fruits were those that aim to increase fruit calcium (Ca) concentration by preharvest foliar and fruit sprays

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Celia M. Cantín, Carlos H. Crisosto, and Kevin R. Day

Plums, like other stone fruit, have a limited postharvest life. They are climacteric fruit and undergo rapid deterioration after ripening, including softening, dehydration, and decay. Commercial storage conditions [0–5 °C and 80% to 95% relative

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Christopher B. Cerveny, William B. Miller, and Alan G. Taylor

profuse flowering crop than when grown from seed ( Meynet, 1993 ), inconsistent sprouting, poor uniformity, and abnormal growth habit are common problems after storage (M.A. Mellano, personal communication). The influence of temperature and relative

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Fernando Montero de Espinosa Baselga, Jonathan R. Schultheis, Michael D. Boyette, Lina M. Quesada-Ocampo, Keith D. Starke, and David W. Monks

, a grower reported that 1600 tons of sweetpotato roots in storage had a disorder characterized by small brown to black necrotic areas in the flesh near the proximal end of the root, which is where storage roots are removed from the stem ( Dittmar et

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Hidemi Izumi and Akihiro Suzuki

40 POSTER SESSION 3 (Abstr. 092-104) Postharvest Physiology/Storage/Food Science Monday, 24 July, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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Marcelo A.G. Carnelossi, Edinaldo O.A. Sena, Adrian D. Berry, and Steven A. Sargent

maximum flavor. Shelf life depends on the cultivar, harvest method, and field and storage conditions ( Duan et al., 2011 ; Sargent et al., 2006 ). The respiration rate for blueberry was reported to reach between 2.0–10 mg·kg −1 ·h −1 at 0 °C and 52–87 mg